27. Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the representations made, amongst others, by the Glasgow Corporation and the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow against the proposed lessening of the facilities hitherto afforded for the payment of Death Duties through the Inland Revenue office in Glasgow; and whether he will reconsider the matter with a view to the complete continuance of all the facilities which have hitherto been given at that office?
§ 28. Sir WALTER MENZIES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has been consulted with regard to a proposal by the Inland Revenue authorities to centralise in Edinburgh the collection of Death Duties for all Scotland and thereby to abolish the Glasgow office so far as that purpose is concerned; and, if so, whether he gave consideration to the loss and convenience which will thereby be caused to the legal profession in the West of Scotland who have hitherto gone to the Glasgow office for forms and advice; and can he give the relative amounts of Death Duties collected in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the last five years?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I do not understand in what respect the new arrangement is considered injuriously to affect the interests of Glasgow, but in view of the feeling that apparently exists on the subject I shall be willing to give further consideration to the matter if hon. Members interested will take steps to make me acquainted with the precise nature of their objections. With my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate with the Votes the figures for which he asks.—[See Written Answers this date.]
Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
Will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to receive a deputation from Glasgow on the subject?